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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through February 2019.

Imports: Wool

Wool, the No. 1072 import by value totaled $1.45 million for the month of February, $2.43 million through February of 2019, and $17.22 million for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Australia$1.08 M
2New Zealand$799,337
3South Africa$275,040
4Canada$159,241
5United Kingdom$86,350
6Belgium$28,489
7Italy$840
8Malaysia$0
9Brazil$0
10Jamaica$0
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January – February 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $2.43 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Tacoma, Wash. $834,483
2Port of Charleston $275,040
3Port of Philadelphia $253,423
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $248,923
5Port of Los Angeles $237,175
6Port of Seattle, Wash. $205,726
7Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $140,592
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $94,831
9Port of Boston $82,170
10Port of Newark $28,489

U.S. imports of Wool increased 41.52 percent through February to $2.43 million

U.S. imports of Wool increased 41.52 percent from $1.72 million to $2.43 million through the first two months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1072 through February among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1095 for the last full year with a total value of $17.22 million, a $3.59 million, 26.31 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through February of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 New Zealand, No. 3 South Africa, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 United Kingdom. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 2 Port of Charleston, No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 New Zealand, No. 3 The Netherlands, No. 4 United Kingdom and No. 5 Canada. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – February 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Australia $1,083,406
2New Zealand $799,337
3South Africa $275,040
4Canada $159,241
5United Kingdom $86,350
6Belgium $28,489
7Italy $840
8China $0
9Norway $0
10The Netherlands $0

January – February 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $1,618,590
2Seattle $854,489
3Atlanta/Savannah $609,399
4Philadelphia $431,796
5Los Angeles $226,652
6San Francisco $223,727
7New York City $105,379
8Portland, Maine $76,614
9Detroit $48,678
10Laredo $45,325

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first two months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 155.54 percent compared to last year to $834,483.
  • Port of Charleston fell 39.52 percent compared to last year to $275,040.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 7.17 percent compared to last year to $253,423.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 29.22 percent compared to last year to $248,923.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 123.15 percent compared to last year to $237,175.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 Australia decreased $73,466, 6.35 percent, (44.54 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 New Zealand increased $474,416, 146.01 percent, (32.86 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 South Africa increased $275,040, 0 percent, (11.31 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $102,778, 182.03 percent, (6.55 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 United Kingdom increased $939, 1.1 percent, (3.55 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 98.79 percent of all these Wool imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through February of this year. That is equal to $2.4 million of the $2.43 million total.

All totaled, 76.01 percent of all these Wool imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through February of this year. That is equal to $1.85 million of the $2.43 million total